Recently I presented an open session at UX-LX 2010 (Lisbon) entitled “What’s the Story? Infusing Experiences with the Craft of Storytelling“. After the presentation, some audience members asked me about where they could read more about the topic I covered.
So I have compiled a list of my top 10 books about storytelling that influenced and inspired me as a digital and interactive storyteller and here they are in no particular order:
Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling by Chris Crawford
Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace by Janet Horowitz Murray
Narrative as Virtual Reality: Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and Electronic Media by Marie-Laure Ryan
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee
Computers as Theatre by Brenda Laurel
First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game (also Second Person and Third Person) by Noah Wardrip-Fruin
Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands by Kevin Roberts
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud
Of Two Minds: Hypertext Pedagogy and Poetics (Studies in Literature and Science) by Michael Joyce
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